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Over 60 people in occupied Crimea prosecuted for "discrediting the Russian army" this autumn

28.11.2022, 14:19
Photo: TASS/
Photo: TASS/

Since September 1, 66 people in the temporarily occupied Crimea have been prosecuted for "discrediting the Russian Federation's employment of its armed forces for the protection of the Russian Federation's interests and  citizens and maintaining international peace and security," Crimean Process reported.

"During the studied period, 66 cases on administrative offences under Article 20.3.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation were submitted to the courts of Crimea and Sevastopol (which is 14 more than in the previous observation period)," the publication writes.

In 16 cases, people were being prosecuted for posts on social media; in 8 cases, for oral remarks in public places; in another 8 cases, for performing Ukrainian songs; one case each, for "public display" of anti-war or offensive inscriptions and for damaging mottos or other elements of war propaganda.

As IMI reported, the Russian occupation court in Simferopol sentenced a man for posting "Ukrainian mottos" in a group chat in a messenger app.

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